This past week saw a long awaited event with the taking of Osama Bin Laden. There have been several presidential administrations that have been working on the discovery and removal of this terrorist leader.
After the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, I believe President Bush at the time vowed to find Bin Laden. The search has been in the news ever since that fateful day. Mostly, because of the war in Iran, but also, the elevated threats and the tense feelings throughout the Mid East, Bin Laden has been kept in our minds.
Presently, President Obama made a decision with information from our intelligence sources. That decision was to exact a precise raid on a compound that was known to house key personal of Bin Laden and perhaps Bin Laden himself. Simply, the decision was the right one.
With the demise of Osama Bin Laden, I raise the question, “has the issue of national security been given the same status as a sporting event where people need to show such jubilation in the streets?”
I believe that even with the lives that were avenged and the potential lives that have been saved with the death of Osama Bin Laden, there are family members that have lost a brother and a father. There is no doubt that he will be remembered as the black sheep of the family. His history for the most part will be tucked away in the deepest corners of any self-respecting family member.
Should there have been satisfaction with the success of this event? Yes. I believe so. It was a necessary event for national security and for the families who lost friends and loved ones on 9/11 and any of the other terrorist acts around the world that were planned by Osama Bin Laden.
Should there have been dancing in the streets? Or, in essence a victory lap? No. Save that for the winner of the World Series.